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2020/2021 academic year update

The new CVQO BTEC Level 2 academic year has started and we have made some changes to the way we deliver our qualifications.

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2020/2021 - BTEC Level 2 enrolments open now

Cadet training might be on hold, but we are still delivering our popular BTEC Level 2 qualifications virtually – click here for more information!

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Employability Skills Workshop webinars

Now available – Employability Skills Workshop webinars exclusively for CVQO learners – click here for more information!

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Vocational qualifications that set you apart

CVQO is a UK education charity and learning provider. We accredit the skills young people and their volunteer instructors learn with vocational qualifications.

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CVQO Graduation Ceremony 2020

Get the latest on our Graduation Ceremony

Under normal circumstances, at this time of year we would be taking bookings for our annual Graduation Ceremony at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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Qualifications for adults and youth group instructors

We offer a range of brilliant BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds qualifications to youth group adult volunteers, as well as direct candidates, helping them to formalise their skills.

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ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-16 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.

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We are CVQO

CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds

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Latest News

BTEC Level 1 qualification update

Important: this news update concerns CVQO’s BTEC Level 1 qualification, which is aimed at 13-15 year olds; our BTEC Level 2 academic...


CVQO Westminster Award 2020 and 2021 update

Like so many cadet force and youth group events, the CVQO Westminster Award has experienced disruption due to COVID-19. This communication is...


CVQO 2020 Graduation Ceremony update

Under normal circumstances, at this time of year we would be looking forward to our annual Graduation Ceremony at The Royal Military...


CVQO – operations update (COVID-19)

Despite the turbulent and uncertain times facing us at the moment, CVQO remains committed to helping our learners gain access to all...


CVQO rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Following its most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place in February, CVQO has been rated as a ‘Good’ provider by Ofsted. Each...


The CVQO learner journey

I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.

“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.

“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.

Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education